Audi makes progress with its synthetic fuel for clean vehiclesMarch 21, 2018
Audi is making a significant amount of clean fuel
Audi is making progress with its e-fuels strategy. The automaker’s initiative involves producing clean fuels that produce no harmful emissions when used to power clean vehicles. Audi has achieved part of this goal with the development of synthetic gasoline, which is calls “e-benzin.” To accomplish this, Audi teamed with Global Bioenergies. Together, the two companies were able to produce the largest amount of synthetic gasoline ever – approximately 60 liters of fuel.
New fuel is compatible with existing infrastructure
According to Audi, its new fuel can be produced without the use of crude oil. It is also compatible with the world’s existing fuel infrastructure. As such, it can be delivered to any fueling station ready to serve clean vehicles. Audi engineers are currently examining the fuels performance in a test engine. Engineers are interested in seeing if the new fuel produces any harmful emissions. Even if the fuel does produce emissions, it will burn more cleanly than conventional gasoline.
Audi is working to use new technology and synthetic fuels to power clean vehicles
The new fuel represents yet another step in Audi’s ongoing efforts to become more environmentally friendly. The company has become somewhat involved in the clean transportation space. In the coming years, Audi is expected to launch new clean vehicles that produce no harmful emissions. Some vehicles will likely be powered by clean technologies, such as hydrogen fuel cells. Audi is not only focused on using new technology, of course, and is hoping to produce fuels that are clean. These fuels could help make all vehicles more environmentally friendly and help reduce the emissions they produce on a daily basis.
Auto industry has become invested in clean transportation
Clean vehicles have become a priority for much of the auto industry. Most of the world’s leading automakers are developing new cars that produce no harmful emissions. In some countries, automakers are being pressured to produce clean vehicles in order to comply with new emissions regulations. Synthetic fuels could help these companies comply with these regulations without having to wait for new clean technology to be available.